It's amazing what it feels like to walk on solid ground again :) I also made a decision on the tiles that we'll be putting down. Since they're travertine, we need to actually put a second sub floor down before we can lay them but I'm pretty excited about how they'll look. Ryan was a little worried because the tiles will make the kitchen a few inches taller than the wood floor (which in turn made me worried) but after much input from my lovely friends, I think I'm okay with it (or atleast I hope!).
Here she is (after much debate, commitment issues anyone?):
I ended up choosing her (and she's definitely a her) because Oasis grade is the highest grade (of the ones I was looking at atleast) so the color will be fairly consistent and there won't be any dark spots. There's also a very limited amount of fill required. Since we couldn't get it in the pattern I wanted, we're going to make our own pattern by cutting some of the pieces in half. I'm pretty excited and
pretty very lucky that Ryan goes along with my crazy ideas :)
So although we might not have a livable first floor tonight, when our friends arrive, we're certainly on our way!